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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,058,356 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 577,681 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 598,022 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 683,199 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 644,974 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 549,660 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 542,140 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 627,846 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 587,547 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 651,795 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 93,761 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 122,378 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 86,779 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 27,294 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 22,208 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 32,200 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 63,334 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 32,323 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 25,080 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 20,956 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 26,995 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 25,629 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 29,949 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 16,439 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,641 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 21,676 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,712 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,963 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,639 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,387 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 10,577 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,461 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 18,594 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 21,259 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 11,343 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,155 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 11,361 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,797 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,095 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 7,828 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,309 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 9,332 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 187,435 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 29,082 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 35,280 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 23,305 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 25,051 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,989 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,003 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,903 Premium Only